After a thrilling final round that had seen Chapman overhaul a four-shot deficit and take a two-shot lead down the final hole, Frost saved his best till last with a brilliant drive followed by a sublime 3-iron to 15 feet that he rolled home for eagle and a final-round score of three-under 69.
With Chapman making a par on the last to sign for a seven-under 65, it meant both men finished locked together on 13 under for the tournament and Frost claimed the title in a shoot-out. "It was a great final round and a great victory for me because when I was standing on the 18th tee two shots back I didn't think I had any chance," admitted Frost, who picked up €42,000 for picking up the Mauritius Commercial Bank Trophy and moves to fifth on the 2011 Senior Tour Order of Merit.
For Chapman, his defeat brought a bitter end to what had been a truly emotive week. The Englishman lost his lifelong friend, mentor and coach, Scot George Will, last Monday and his performance was certainly inspired by the memory of one of golf's great men. "I wanted to do it for George but it wasn't meant to be," said Chapman after the play-off. "I was very emotional out there today - in fact I have been emotional all week - and I didn't put a foot wrong during regulation play.
"But you have to take your hat off to David, he made that eagle on the last when he absolutely had to and then I made the mistake in the play-off so you have to say the best man won."